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Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable)

Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable)

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In cosmetics, cetyl alcohol is vegetable derived and serves primarily as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent. Its creamy, waxy texture lends a luxurious feel to various products and contributes to their smooth application. It helps to improve the texture and consistency of creams, lotions, and other formulations, making them easier to spread and enhancing their overall sensory experience.

One of the significant uses of cetyl alcohol is its role in stabilizing emulsions, which are mixtures of water and oil that are typically present in products like creams and lotions. Cetyl alcohol acts as an emulsifier, aiding in the proper blending and distribution of these two immiscible phases, thus preventing the separation of the formulation over time. This ensures that the product remains visually appealing and effective for a longer shelf life.

In haircare products, cetyl alcohol helps improve the texture and manageability of hair. It can be found in shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, contributing to the detangling of hair and reducing frizz. Its smoothing effects can lead to hair that feels softer, smoother, and easier to style.

CAS Number: 36653-85-4
Solubility: Oil soluble - Add to the oil phase of your product.

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